Ryan’s Story

At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Options for exploring his interests and creativity were limited. But that all changed for Ryan when his mentor at SCO encouraged and empowered him to pursue his dreams.

This mentorship broadened Ryan’s world and opened doors to opportunities. He discovered his abilities and strengths, nurtured a love for science, and developed his networking skills. Today, Ryan is proud to pay his experience forward by mentoring, encouraging, and guiding younger children at SCO.

Ryan is now a sophomore majoring in Biology at Jamestown Community College. SCO assisted him with transportation, college applications, and opportunities for financial aid to help him fulfill his potential and continue his education.

“Thank you for investing in my future,” said Ryan. “There is so much I would not have been able to do without the care and support that I received from SCO Family of Services.”

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Non-Medicaid Care Management

The primary goal of Non-Medicaid Care Management is to provide person-centered, youth and family driven care to individuals 5-21 diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance who do not qualify for Medicaid. Services include comprehensive care management, care coordination and health promotion, comprehensive transitional care, individual and family support, referral to community and social support services and use of health information technology to link services.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Youth with SED with low to high acuity needs and their families

Age Criteria

5-21 years of age

How to Access this Program or Service

Referrals are received through the Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPOA)

Success Stories

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Ryan’s Story

Launching Youth into Successful Careers

At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Learn More

Last year,

288

children were reunified with their parents who worked hard preparing for their return home

4 out of 5

runaway or homeless youth leaving our transitional living programs are engaged in educational pursuits or gainful employment